After a lot of blogging this weekend (still working my way through all the recipes on here converting them to the format needed for the “print friendly”), I was feeling lazy today and needed something easy with minimal kitchen time for dinner. I thought of the chicken with apples and onions I made last week, which is one of my favorite dishes of all time. The problem is, it requires more kitchen time than I wanted to dedicate today.
So I flipped through lots of other recipes I’ve tried and liked and found one I’ve made with pork in the slow cooker that is cooked with apples and onions. Well I don’t have any pork on hand, but I saw no reason why I couldn’t substitute chicken as the meat in the dish.
So that’s what I did, and the result is the recipe below. I served the chicken over some mashed potatoes from Trader Joe’s. They come in a bag of frozen mashed potato cubes that you heat with butter and milk and they end up tasting exactly like the real thing! I believe it’s because they’re actually made from real potatoes. They are one of my absolute favorite lazy food items because they only take 10 minutes to heat up. For a veggie side, I threw together the last of the veggies I had in the fridge (along with the last of the fresh sage I had) which resulted in a delicious, flavorful side. It really surprised me how great it tasted. So while I never intended on it being something I was going to throw up here on the blog, I put the recipe together because it was too good not to share. You can find the recipe, called Maple Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Carrots, here.
In the end, both the chicken and veggies came out wonderfully and the tastes worked together really well. And this was all for the cost of about 20 minutes total in the kitchen between the 2 recipes. Hooray!